MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fifty students at St. Olaf College in Northfield are now in quarantine and 17 are suspended for the fall after they went to an off-campus party and were exposed to someone with COVID-19.
College President David Anderson made the announcement in an email to students Thursday afternoon.READ MORE: Minneapolis Police: Raylene Childs, 2, Found Safe After AMBER Alert Issued
“This is the kind of reckless behavior that will put an end to our in-person semester, and it must stop,” Anderson said.READ MORE: 'She's Lucky To Be Alive': Fernando Juarez Charged With Assaulting Girlfriend's Toddler
He also says eight students have tested positive as of Thursday morning, but they are connected to the party.
The college has introduced a COVID-19 alert level system to keep students aware of how widespread it is in Northfield and the campus community.MORE NEWS: 2 Suspects Dead, Deputy And Officer Shot In Wadena County Shootout